Friday, April 3, 2020

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

"It's even better when it's with ice cream" - Peaches and Cream

Peaches and Cream Cinnamon Rolls - ShopRite
About a year ago I reviewed the Strawberries and Cream version of these Pillsbury Grands rolls, and (spoiler alert) they were super disappointing. Why did I buy this new Peach version? I blame pandemic panic at the grocery store for my lapse in judgement. But there's a silver lining, I have something to blog about, and trying some new weird foods can be fun for the family. Plus, who know, maybe these will taste great too! (I doubt it, but a girl can dream...)

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

In a world of Fruit Punch, Swedish Fish, and Glittery Trolls Oreos, be a Chocolate Marshmallow.

Chocolate Marshmallow Oreo - CVS
Suddenly, I have a bit more time on my hands (imagine that!), and there's no better way to dust off the ol' food blog than with a new Oreo review.  
I have a few backlogged Oreo flavors I still need to type up, like caramel coconut, mystery, marshmallow moon, and maple creme (lot of "m" names...), but I wanted to push all those aside and talk about this flavor in particular.
Chocolate Marshmallow Oreos don't have very fancy packaging, and visually, they aren't much to look at, but what they lack in shock-value, they more than make-up in flavor payoff. 
Oreos have done marshmallow before, but never like this. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

That's My Jam!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Puffs - Aldi 
I don't like eating actual peanuts, or spoonfuls of PB straight from the jar, but peanut butter breakfast cereal? That's my Jam
Speaking of jam (segues are hard), I'm a strawberry kind of girl, and while the combination of strawberry and peanut butter was a rarity in my childhood, in recent years, we've gone through a strawberry-based PB&J renaissance. We've had strawberry and PB Pop-Tarts, Skippy Minis and fruits bites, snack bars, m&m's, Greek yogurt, and more...but sadly, a lot of these products were either limited edition, or discontinued far too soon. (R.I.P. PB&J Pop-Tarts.)  
A perfect example of this is the Jif PB and strawberry breakfast cereal. It was released back in 2015 and, although I didn't get the chance to try it for myself, Cerealously spoke very highly of it. Thankfully, Aldi swooped into the food-flavor graveyard and stole the concept for itself. (Just like it did with the cheesy garlic bread potato chips Lay's abandoned.) 
So, without futher delay let's examine this re-animated breakfast-food corpse! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Count Chocula Treats From My Stash

Count Chocula Treats - CVS Halloween Clearance 
I always go ALL-IN on the Halloween clearance aisles, but in 2019, I out did myself. Take a look at this lovely photo of me, and my dogs, surrounded by the first round of my post-Halloween haul. Everything here was at least 50% off! (Then I bought even more a few days later at 75% off!) 

We're finally nearing the end of my stash, so I thought I would take a moment to shout-out a few of our favorite items, starting with these Count Chocula cereal bars. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Strap in, It's Time For Nihilistic Mystery Gummy Worm Reviews

Sour Brite Mystery Nightcrawlers - Walmart? (I think...) 
What can I say? I just couldn't resist another mystery product. It's the J.B. Fletcher in me. These are the very first "mystery" product Trolli has ever produced, and to further fuel my curiosity, they've released the following statement: "To add to the intrigue, we do not plan to release any flavor details, so we know Trolli fans will enjoy guessing the flavor combinations in our unique Mystery Night Crawlers."
So there is no way to confirm if any of my guesses are even correct. Then again, there's a chance that they flavored these worms to taste like something incredibly specific, but didn't execute it well. 
Let's take a look at my favorite example, Oreo. For every winner, like Cotton Candy and Kettle Corn, but there are also misses, like Cookie Dough, which was still delicious, but definitely tasted more like coffee than a cookie. 
Now that solving flavor mysteries has lost all it's meaning...let's eat worms!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Jelly Donut and Banana Split Flavored Bubble Gum

Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum - Dollar Tree
As soon as Collecting Candy posted these jelly donut gumballs on Instagram, I knew I had to have them. 
I'm not sure how historically accurate this is, but in my mind, the 90's were all about bubble gum. We had Blow Pops, Bubble Tape, Big League Chew, and Bubblicious, but there was also a wonderful world of gumball machines to explore. At roller rinks and malls, I could buy seedlings, which were gumballs shaped like fruits filled with tiny candy sprinkle "seeds," Tongue Splashers, which would change your mouth to a different color, and tons of other novelties. I even lost a decent chunk of my hair, and a few articles of clothing, to childhood gum-chewing mishaps. Getting the chance to re-live that in my 30's, and only paying a dollar to do so? Priceless! (Being an adult and paying one dollar for an entire bag of gumballs makes you realize how messed up paying .25 cents just for one gumball actually was/is back in the day.) 
I went to Dollar tree to grab one bag, but left with two, so today's post isn't only Dubble Bubble, it's Dubble Trubble!
First up, the main event, Jelly Donut! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hamburger Flavored Jerky - Kinda A Big Dill

I Can't Believe It's Not Hamburger Jerky - Bed Bath & Beyond
I was at Bed Bath and Beyond, probably because I had a coupon or something, and I found myself wandering around the mini World Market section. I grabbed the usual suspects, Tim Tams, some fancy teas, and a bunch of European candy bars, when this caught my eye. I Can't Believe it's Not Hamburger beef jerky. At first, the name made me think it might be a vegetarian product, but it isn't, and then I was curious about how this might actually taste. In my mind, this would taste like beef jerky cured in Big Mac sauce, which sounded really appealing, so I figured it was worth a shot! 
So, will I believe that this isn't a Hamburger? Let's find out!~